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North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile Off Its East Coast
January 05, 2022

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile Off Its East Coast

By Mitch Shin
The response and counter-response to North Korea's latest missile test will send crucial signals about the possibility for talks in 2022.

How Would a Yoon Suk-yeol Administration Approach North Korea?
November 05, 2021

How Would a Yoon Suk-yeol Administration Approach North Korea?

By Mitch Shin
An overview of Yoon's platform on inter-Korean relations and the South Korea-U.S. alliance.
How China-US Competition Factors Into Moon’s Final Inter-Korea Push
October 29, 2021

How China-US Competition Factors Into Moon’s Final Inter-Korea Push

By Sukjoon Yoon
Major interconnected shifts are underway on the Korean Peninsula, from a looming end-of-war declaration to South Korea’s involvement in the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy.

South Korea’s Weakening Consensus on Unification
October 01, 2021

South Korea’s Weakening Consensus on Unification

By Dylan Stent
Support for unification has been weakening for a while. Will changing attitudes be reflected in the next presidential administration?

North Korea Fires Unidentified Short-Range Missile Off Its East Coast
September 28, 2021

North Korea Fires Unidentified Short-Range Missile Off Its East Coast

By Mitch Shin
Just before North Korea’s representative spoke at the U.N., North Korea tested a short-range missile. 

North Korea Reiterates Preconditions for Inter-Korean Thaw
September 27, 2021

North Korea Reiterates Preconditions for Inter-Korean Thaw

By Mitch Shin
Kim Yo Jong welcomed Moon’s outreach in his U.N. speech, but made clear that Seoul will have to end its “hostile policies” first.

North Korea Issues Warning Over South Korea-US Joint Military Exercises
August 12, 2021

North Korea Issues Warning Over South Korea-US Joint Military Exercises

By Mitch Shin
Shortly after the two Koreas restored communication channels, North Korea lambasted the upcoming exercises and stopped returning the South’s calls. 
Kim Joon-hyung on How Seoul Can Lead Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula 
August 10, 2021

Kim Joon-hyung on How Seoul Can Lead Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula 

By Mitch Shin
The Diplomat’s Mitch Shin interviews Dr. Kim Joon-hyung, chancellor of Korea National Diplomatic Academy, on the Korean peace process.

Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea
July 28, 2021

Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea

By Chung-in Moon
President Moon’s Korea Peace Initiative has faced mixed results and daunting challenges, but there are no better options.

North, South Korea Agree to Reopen Communication Channels
July 27, 2021

North, South Korea Agree to Reopen Communication Channels

By Mitch Shin
With only eight months left in President Moon’s term, the two Koreas surprisingly agreed to restore channels and improve ties.

What the Next South Korean President Can Learn From Moon’s Diplomatic Challenge
July 07, 2021

What the Next South Korean President Can Learn From Moon’s Diplomatic Challenge

By Jong Eun Lee
Every president will face the exact same difficulty: To advance North Korea policy, Seoul needs to have all the main players on its side.
Moon’s Last Chance on North Korea
June 15, 2021

Moon’s Last Chance on North Korea

By Mitch Shin
In his final months in office, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has few options for pursuing better relations with the North.

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